Visitor Tickets, Discounts And Passes Dozens of overseas airlines offer deals on local air travel to Americans, Canadians, and other foreign visitors. Some save you money whenever you fly within the host country or region. Others make sense only for extended local travel.
Visitor airfares come in several forms:
Air passes nominally let you fly as often as you like during their validity period, or at least on certain days within the validity period.
Visitor tickets or coupons--sold in sets at a fixed, discounted price per flight--provide individual one-way flights. Some are available at more than one price, varying by distance. Most impose a minimum number of flights.
Visitor discounts give foreign visitors a break from the local list prices for individual one-way or round-trip tickets.
Visitor itineraries provide one or more fixed, multistop itineraries for less than the sum of the standard one-way fares.
Typically, visitor fares work out best for multiple-stop regional air trips. Travelers who need just one or two short side trips from one hub city are often better off with individual Economy excursion airline tickets.
Most visitor airfares share some limitations. You must usually buy your tickets or passes before entering the country or countries where you use them, showing proof of foreign citizenship or residence. Many offers are limited to travelers with international air tickets-sometimes only on the airline sponsoring the visitor fare-to or from the area where the visitor program is to be used. International travel on frequent-flyer awards may not qualify. Where several airlines offer visitor fares in the same country or region, your travel is normally confined to the line that issued your ticket.